Wednesday 23 Jul
 
 

TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

’50s era rock ’n’ roll had been long overdue for a rebirth. Thankfully, the stockpile of capable luminaries has not been in short supply over the past few years. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Boare - "playdatshit"

The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broncho - "Class Historian"

Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
07/15/2014 | Comments 0

Admirals - Amidst the Blue

Sometimes it helps to not be very good.

Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0
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Batteries plus

On their new album, Illinois punk-rockers Alkaline Trio got an electric jolt from their fans and a personal hero.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Alkaline Trio with New Found Glory and H2O
6:30 p.m. Friday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern Ave.
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$24-$29

 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A "Phresh" performance

Radiant pop star Rihanna dazzled Tuesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.


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Brittany Pickering
Opening act 2 Chainz's return to OKC after his notorious actions in August was interesting, if somewhat underwhelming. Instead of ignoring the elephant in the room, he addressed it immediately: “Regardless to what you may think, I'm happy to be back in this motha fucka.” 
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Nu sounds

Seminal nu metal band Korn refuses to spoil, experimenting with genres two decades into its career.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Korn with Rob Zombie
7 p.m. Friday
Chesapeake Energy Arena
100 W. Reno Ave.
chesapeakearena.com
602-8700
$29.50-$45

 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Music Made Me: Chase Kerby

The singer-songwriter and Defining Times frontman shares five albums that have proven instrumental in his own music career.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Nick Drake, Pink Moon (1972) 
I first heard this album in 1999 on a Volkswagen Cabrio commercial. The next year, when I became a sophomore and was old enough to drive, I remember cruising around on warm nights by myself, listening to that album while being completely lost in thought. His ability to do so much with so little is what had me enthralled from the moment I pushed play.
 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fair to Midlake

Denton’s Midlake hits the big time after a decade in the indie scene with an opening stint for Pearl Jam.


Music

Louis Fowler

Midlake with Pearl Jam
7:30 p.m. Nov. 16
Chesapeake Energy Arena 
100 W. Reno Ave.
chesapeakearena.com 
602-8700
$80.40

 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Green with envy

Not being allowed to do music on his own terms inspired country’s Pat Green to go Home.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Pat Green with Bri Bagwell
9:30 p.m. Friday
Wormy Dog Saloon
311 E. Sheridan Ave.
wormydog.com
601-6276
$22.50

 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pop. punk

NYC-based cyberpunks Pop. 1280 are inspired by all the bad music out there.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Pop. 1280 with Esoterik and Weeping Martyr
8 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western Ave.
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$8
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Burnin’ up

Metalcore clerics August Burns Red take a fiery approach to their art.


Music

Joshua Boydston
August Burns Red with Blessthefall, Defeater and Beartooth
6:30 p.m. Thursday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern Ave.
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$21-$24
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Weed control

After 40 years, comedy legends Cheech & Chong are still smokin’ and still jokin’, all on their own terms.


Music

Louis Fowler
Cheech & Chong with War and Tower of Power
7 p.m. Saturday
Lucky Star Casino, Concho
7777 N Highway 81, El Reno
luckystarcasino.org
262-7612
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Blades of gory

Stoner-metal stalwarts The Sword get heavy — both musically and lyrically — on their new album.


Music

Joshua Boydston

The Sword with Clutch and American Sharks
7 p.m. Saturday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern Ave.
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$21-$24

 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Married with music

Despite having day jobs and nightly marital duties, OKC/D.C. duo Husbands overcome odds to craft blissful bedroom pop.


Music

Zach Hale

If it wasn’t for their name, you’d never know Husbands have wives and 9-to-5s. Peruse through the many singles on their Bandcamp website and the youthful exuberance with which their music brims becomes clear: Sunlit melody is often obscured by ominous cloud cover, only to burst through in a densely layered amalgam of reverb-laced guitar and soaring harmonies dubbed to the max.

 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tonk-adile Dundee

Roots singer-songwriter Audrey Auld might hail from Australia, but her sound is pure Americana.


Music

Louis Fowler

Audrey Auld
7 P.M. Sunday
Performing Arts Studio
200 S. Jones Ave., Norman
pasnorman.org
307-9320
$15

 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

East meets West

Rising Seattleites Rose Windows write songs that are simultaneously foreign and familiar.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Rose Windows with Moondoggies
8 p.m. Monday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$8

 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Slaid, Slaid songs

Americana singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves loves it most when his audience cries.


Music

Louis Fowler

Slaid Cleaves
8 P.M. Thursday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley Ave.
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$20-$25

 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bread + butter

Local music video directors LAMAR+NIK are making serious waves in a quietly thriving art form.


Music

Zach Hale

If you think the music video is a dying art form, you haven’t being paying attention. Sure, it has probably been a good decade or so since MTV has shown one, and if a Top 40 track does get the video treatment, it’s usually not the most artistic visual representation.

 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
 
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